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Too many of them I haven't heard, so I won't vote. But Brahms, Elgar, and Rachmaninov would certainly be included.
I haven't heard the Holler, Braunfels, von Koch and Leifs. But some others I have heard but with minimal impression (which in itself is saying something, i guess)
The Polling Station / Re: Favourite orchestral Theme and Variations works
« Last post by JBS on Today at 08:19:02 PM »
Too many of them I haven't heard, so I won't vote. But Brahms, Elgar, and Rachmaninov would certainly be included.
Simpson, Bax, Elgar, Tippett and Lutoslawski (more or less in that order!)
Of the ones on this list, I voted for the following:

Elgar: Enigma Variations
Vaughan Williams: Five Variants on ‘Dives and Lazarus’
Britten: Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge
Delius: Appalachia
Copland: Orchestral Variations
My CD buying has decreased a good bit. I certainly don’t buy as much as I used to, but I’m now only filling in gaps and finding unknown repertoire that I’m interested in having in my collection. Thank goodness for YouTube, Spotify, etc. as I use them to sample different recordings and performances. If they weren’t there, I would most definitely be stabbing my way through the dark.
Now playing:

Lincoln Portrait
Quiet City
An Outdoor Overture
Our Town

Charlton Heston, speaker
Maurice Abravanel, conductor
Utah Symphony Orchestra

Listening to this recording again:

A wonderful disc.

Here’s a nice promo video for it:

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Composer Discussion / Re: Jan Dussek - Piano Virtuoso & Composer!
« Last post by amw on Today at 06:36:22 PM »
Hyperion is recording the piano concerti as part of their Classical Piano Concerto series w Howard Shelley directing. There are a good number (at least 12) but some of those are selections from earlier works republished as a "new" concerto by publishers hoping to capitalise on Dussek's popularity so I'm not sure what the complete set will look like.

Op.49 is the most popular these days and the only one in a minor key—these things are probably related—and has been compared favourably to Beethoven's Op.37 which appeared around the same time. There's no real question of influence though as the two composers were working in different countries at the time. (Dussek's earlier piano sonatas are said to have influenced Beethoven, incl similarities between Op.9 no.2 and Beethoven's Op.2 no.3, and Op.35 no.3 and Beethoven's Op.13, and Op.44 and Beethoven's Op.81a although this seems mostly based on coincidences of key and title.)
Composer Discussion / Re: Jan Dussek - Piano Virtuoso & Composer!
« Last post by SonicMan46 on Today at 06:32:16 PM »
By the way, I ran across this on youtube (haven't had a chance yet to check your old thread), but am wondering whether or not you have this recording or have heard it before.  The bits that I was able to listen to (before getting interrupted), I did enjoy.  You can listen to it here: - Or has anyone else hear heard it or the piano concerto (not certain how many he had written)?

Hi again PD - cannot comment on your YouTube link - but Dussek composed just over a dozen 'verified' Piano Concertos - see list below (Wiki link) - I own the first 2 CDs pictured below and have just ordered the second Shelley disc - I've added the tracks from these 3 discs to the listing, SO about two-thirds of his piano concertos are available on these recordings which are quite good and recommended, if interested - note that Shelley performs on a modern piano and Staier on an 1806 fortepiano, a reason to own both performances.  Hope this helps - Dave :)

List of Piano Concertos by Dussek:
Op. 1-1 (Craw 2) \ Piano Concerto No. 1 (1783)
Op. 1-2 (Craw 3) \ Piano Concerto No. 2 (1783)
Op. 1-3 (Craw 4) \ Piano Concerto No. 3 (1783) - Shelley I
Op. 3 (Craw 33) \ Piano Concerto No. 4 (1787) - Shelley II
Op. 14 (Craw 77) \ Piano Concerto No. 5 (1791) - Shelly II
Op. 17 (Craw 78) \ Piano Concerto No. 6 (1792)
Op. 22 (Craw 97) \ Piano Concerto No. 7 (1793) - Staier
Op. 27 (Craw 104) \ Piano Concerto No. 8 (1794)
Op. 29 (Craw 125) \ Piano Concerto No. 9 (1795) - Shelley I
Op. 40 (Craw 153) \ Piano Concerto No. 10 (1799)
No opus number (Craw 158) \ Piano Concerto No. 11 (1798?)
Op. 49 (Craw 187) \ Piano Concerto No. 12 (1801) - Staier + Shelley II
Op. 70 (Craw 238) \ Piano Concerto No. 13 (1810) - Shelley I
Piano Concerto Craw 1 (lost)
Piano Concerto Craw D7 (dubious)
Piano Concerto Craw D8 (dubious) (Source)

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